Monday, January 7, 2013

Dating my husband

Men are hard to shop for... can I get an amen?! Jon and I love gifting each other experiences like dates, vacations, getaways, etc. because in all honesty, we never really need much right? One of my sponsors this month, Datevitation, has the perfect solution for hard-to-buy-for, I-already-own-everything people....custom date books! I will always be a hopeless romantic who loves doing cutesy things for my hubby so when the opportunity arose to make Jon a custom date book, I jumped right on it! 

The website is adorable and easy to navigate, making it fun and simple to customize your very own dates. (how it works here). I gifted Jon his date book for Christmas and told him each date had to be used within the year....nothing like forcing dates with your spouse right?? I thought long and hard about things we enjoy doing but rarely get around to and Jon was incredibly surprised and excited to redeem his vouchers! There is a library of over 200 date ideas but if you have something totally outside the box, you can write in your own. I got good ideas from the library but personalized each one with inside jokes or cute-sy things for my husband. 





(yes I cried the first time I shot a gun at the shooting range, but it was fun!)


(Jon's love of cars has turned into a love of mine...he is in heaven at car shows and I really enjoy them too!)


(I think we need this about once a week!)


A few fun facts about Datevitation!

  • Datevitation.com is the web's first online platform to create a custom love coupon book. Unlike the pre-packaged love coupon books on the market, you pick the dates and can customize the text to your liking.  Once you are done customizing the text in your book, Datevitation will print it out and ship it to you in a ready-to-gift box.
  • Our library contains over 200 date ideas ranging from skydiving to stargazing to steamy adult-only activities. We also have over 60 book cover options to suit any occasion.
  • Although most people create books for their significant others, our gender-neutral figures make it possible to make a book for anyone (we have male-male and female-female versions of every illustration in our library)
  • Books normally start at just $20 so it makes for a thoughtful yet economical gift. But as a special treat for my followers, you can use the code ‘RUTHIEHART’ for $10 off your purchase in January. That means you can get your sweetie a custom love coupon book for Valentine’s day starting at just $10!
  • Datevitation is a family business run by the husband-wife team of Alex and Olga Karpman.  You can get to know them on the Datevitation blog, where they offer video guides to date ideas and romantic gestures.   You can even watch Alex propose to Olga in a video they posted on Youtube as a Save The Date, and now has over 800,000 views (you can view the video here)!  


20 comments:

Kait said...

Ruthie what a fun giveaway! I've been seeing these all over blog world and I think they're so cute! I love the skydiving coupon. Dane is a paratrooper so that's really his "thing"--I'm scared beyond belief and have yet to try it!

Stephanie {Life, Actually} said...

This is super cute! You know...if I have a sweetie and all. lol

Leah T said...

Such a cute idea!!!

Lisa Champlin said...

Just ordered one for the hubby for Valentine's Day. We always complain that we never do anything, so now we have to! Thanks for the great idea!

Pamela said...

Love the Bed & Breakfast! So cute! OMG. Can I just say that I am glad that I am not the only one who cried the first time they shot a gun?? I felt like a complete idiot & don't know why I did it, but I did!

Ashley said...

I totally thought the dog poop duty one was funny! haha!!

Michelle (michabella) said...

I love the Skydiving one!!! That's pretty funny that you cried the first time you shot a gun. I was shaking so bad, but loved it. Love this giveaway.

Briana Runde said...

How cute is this?!? Thanks for doing this give-a-way; I would *love* to win!

I really like the "hiking and lunch" picture! :) Now that we live in MT, it would be a perfect one for us.

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

This is so adorable. I love mementos that hold special memories. It's like photos with their own words and story.

Amanda said...

LOVE THIS! I like the idea of a new tradition date :)

Lauren said...

Ahhh. I love gifts like this!! So I loved the whipped cream illustration. It made me laugh! But also all the dirty ones made me giggle. Awesome giveaway -- thanks Lady!

Shio Waline said...

This is thee CUTEST idea!! I love how you can customize it and it looks so dang cute! I am def gonna have to look into this! :) Sad but funny how you said you cried at the range :/

xoxo,
Shio

Lacey Newman said...

I love the motorcycle ride one - my husband rides and always wants me to ride with but I rarely do.

Brooke Houston said...

Omg this is the cutest thing ever!!! I want one for Scott. I must do this for Valentine's Day!

Brooke Houston said...

Oops I commented before reading what to comment about! I love the flowers illustration!

Jess said...

I love the You win an argument one.. too funny :) These books are so cute!

Julie Keller said...

Seriously, this is way cuter than any of the coupon books I have ever made. Going to check them out, get a discount, and create a very personnel gift for my husband for Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing such a great idea Ruthie!

Altax said...

This looks so cute!!!

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alisha said...

So fun! I love the "recreate your first date idea." Totally have to do this with my hubby!

Casey said...

I love the "unofficial birthday" idea! So cute!

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